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Inspection: 126152701 - Research Metal Industries Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Los Angeles

Nr: 126152701Report ID: 0950641Open Date: 07/09/2004

Research Metal Industries Inc
6065 S Western Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90047
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3469/Metal Stampings, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 332116/Metal Stamping
Mailing: 6065 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90047

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/09/2004
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/22/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101161271    
 Complaint78826369 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $14,400 $0 $0 $785 $0 $15,185
Current Penalty $7,200 $0 $0 $785 $0 $7,985
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203 A 11/10/2004 11/23/2004 $260 $260 $0 -
  2. 01002 Other 3314 F 11/10/2004 11/23/2004 $525 $525 $0 -
  3. 02001 Serious 4206 A 11/10/2004 11/23/2004 $7,200 $14,400 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201166063Event: 06/30/2004Employee'S Index Finger Is Amputated By Punch Press
At 9:45 a.m. on June 30, 2004, Employee #1 was working in the Press Department of the Research Metal Industries Incorporation (RMI) located in Los Angeles, California. Employee #1 was operating a Niagra punch press, Model A3, to cut 2.75 in.-circles from a strip of stainless steel sheet metal. With each cut, Employee #1 was required to use both hands to reposition the strip of metal on the dies for the subsequent cut. During this process, Employee #1 stepped on the foot pedal trip with his right foot while his right hand was within the point of operation. Employee #1 amputated his right index finger. Employee #1 was initially transported to Daniel Freeman Hospital, then subsequently transferred to University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, where he stayed for 2 nights.
Keywords: steel plate, die, amputated, finger, foot control, metal sheet, point of operation, metal strip, punch press, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126152701 Hospitalized injury Amputation Occupation not reported

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